What a view!

I moved to my new flat yesterday, which is on the 8th floor of a tower at Notting Hill Gate. It’s a great location, since it’s close to the city, Tescos is just downstairs, and the tube station is less than 100m from my building! I walked into the city yesterday to see how long it would take me to walk to work, and it would probably only take me about 45-50 minutes, which is similar to the walk I used to do from Ultimo to Circular Quay.

My new flatmate is an Aussie guy that has been living in London for about 5 years. The picture above was taken from my bedroom window! It looks out west towards Heathrow, and to the right I can also see Wembley stadium. Very cool!

The world out there

It’s not deemed socially a good thing, but I am now unemployed for the first time ever since I finished university! So now the countdown has truly begun for my move to the UK.

The next three weeks before I depart on 21 December will be a whirlwind of putting my vast collection of crap into storage, spending quality time with my family, last minute farewells with my friends, and trying to fit in some fun stuff in between.

I don’t feel nervous or apprehensive at all about the move – just incredibly excited! It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for such a long time, and the thought of seeing all the wonderful cities and cultures around Europe just has me salivating. We already have a trip to Venice booked for Christmas (and trying to fit in some skiing there too), and some short trips to Ireland and Spain. And that’s only until the end of January! Then we have tickets to the Reading Festival in August, which will be an amazing music experience.

So I have redesigned my website in anticipation of lots of stories and updates about our travels around Europe. Hopefully I will be much better at updating my blog from now on than I have been in the last couple of years!

lounge room

Goodbye lounge room!  Goodbye home!